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Quick facts for kidsIvan Salaverry
|Born||January 11, 1971
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||75 1⁄2 in (192 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Team||Ivan Salaverry MMA|
Black prajied in muay thai|
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brown belt in Judo
|Years active||1999–2008, 2011–present (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ivan E. Salaverry (born January 11, 1971) is a Canadian mixed martial arts fighter and instructor. He is a member of Tito Ortiz's Team Punishment, and is known for his well-rounded skills. Salaverry is a middleweight veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, BAMMA and the now-defunct World Fighting Alliance. In 2008 Salaverry fought his last fight for the UFC at UFC 84, losing to Rousimar Palhares by armbar in the first round. In 2011, Salaverry decided to return to MMA after 3 years out.
He is also notable for being a pioneer of the crucifix-style position from side control, which is often referred to as "The Salaverry" during Mixed Martial Arts broadcasts, particularly by UFC commentator Joe Rogan. He also holds notable wins over Andrei Semenov and Joe Riggs.
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